Melbourne Vic, 3000
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Our Funeral Services
Welcome to Harris Family Funerals Melbourne
Harris Family Melbourne Funerals, located in Melbourne and serving the Melbourne area, is committed to exceeding your expectations of service and value. Harris Family Funerals will save you thousands of dollars on funeral services and allow you to express your faith in a very tangible way.
Harris Family Funerals Melbourne provide everything that your family requires. Because our funerals are personalised, we will provide you with services that meet your family's religious, financial, and personal needs. Harris Family Funerals specializes in Melbourne funeral services in your place of worship, or cemetery. We encourage families to use their church or our funeral home for all their funeral services including the viewing time. Using your church is a good option for many families. Most families save $2000 to $3000. As Melbourne Funeral Directors, we are dedicated to serving you during your time of need. We will treat each family with the utmost care, dignity.
Should you have any questions, comments, or inquries, please feel free to phone Free Call 1800 763 855 regarding Types of Funeral Choices:
A funeral represents a purposeful opportunity to reflect on the meaning of a life that has been lived and to determine the impact of that meaning for the family and friends. There is no single proper funeral service. It is a time for human sharing in its deepest sense. You and the ones you love are at the very center of the process, and the choices you make will determine its significance for you. As you participate in the planning of the funeral service, you help create a meaningful experience for everyone.
It is the goal of Harris Family Funerals to help people complete the relationship with the one who has died and to provide a climate that encourages each person to give and receive emotional support. During the funeral service, family and friends have the opportunity to relate to each other at the deepest levels and find mutual strength.
COMPLETE FUNERAL SERVICE
Traditionally, the funeral will be a Complete Funeral Service. This includes a family or public viewing of the deceased. Following this will be a service, typically in the church or at the funeral home. This would be followed by the earth or above ground burial of the casketed remains. Caskets selected may cost from several hundred dollars to several thousands of dollars depending on the material the casket is constructed of. Many cemeteries require that a minimum grave liner be used to encase the casket when earth buried. These minimum liners are constructed of concrete and are designed to hold the weight of the earth, maintaining the cemetery property. A sealed vault may also be used. The vaults are also constructed of concrete and are designed to not only protect the gravesite, but are manufactured with inner liners that not only restrict the entrance of graveside elements (water and earth) but increase the strength of the vault.
The Graveside Service can be another selection. This many times would follow a time of visitation at the funeral home. The casketed remains would then be transferred to the cemetery where a graveside ceremony could take place followed by the burial.
COMPLETE CREMATION SERVICE
The Complete Cremation Service is another type of selected offering. This service will be just like a Complete Funeral Service except cremation will follow instead of the casketed burial. This can be accommodated by the use of a cremation casket (casket that is designed to be cremated) or even a rental casket may be used. Following the viewing, service or ceremony, and eventual cremation, the cremated remains can be buried, properly scattered, or returned to the family for safe keeping. Urns are used to hold the cremated remains. Urns can be constructed out of basic materials like cardboard or plastic, or constructed out of more protective materials like basic and semi-precious metals, ceramics, and woods
DIRECT CREMATION SERVICE
The Direct Cremation Service can be arranged as an immediate disposition of the body, but is most times followed by a memorial service at the church, funeral home or other location. A Memorial Service is one where the body is not present. We recommend that if you select an immediate cremation that you are allowed a time, if possible, to privately view the body as a family. If the viewing can be done in a matter of a few hours after the death then embalming will not be necessary. If there is to be a long delay (more than 8-12 hours) then embalming would be encouraged. State laws vary as to when embalming becomes required. Viewing of the deceased is a very important step in acknowledging that the death has occurred. Having some type of service or ceremony is also a key ingredient to a healthy recovery of a loss due to a death.
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